The Best of Danish Pastry Othello Layer Cake

As I wrote last time, the Danes like to give their cakes and pastries  names. This one is named after Giuseppe Verdis opera Othello fra 1887 based on  Shakespeare’s great tragedy Othello.  It’s served on special occasions and can be bought at any bakery in Denmark. You can also make it at home and although it […]

Danish Pastry – Napoleon’s Hat

The Danes have a long tradition of naming  their cakes and pastry after people or  events. They can also be named for famous operas and even after generals. These Danish Pastries are named after the French emperor, Napoleon.  The cakes have a triangular form and are  filled with marzipan. After they are baked, they are dipped is chocolate. Not […]

Beer-braised Veal Shanks and Root Vegetables

Osse buco is a gratifying and filling winter dish that is both inexpensive and delicious. It is easy to serve for quests and it can even be  made the day before. You’ll need a saucepan or Dutch oven large enough to hold the veal shanks. If you don’t have one, the roasting pan in your oven works just fine. You […]